Prime Minister Fumio Kishida just had the most productive Golden Week in Japan’s diplomatic history.

While the rest of the country was taking a break from the end of April to last weekend, Kishida engaged with foreign partners in both Japan and abroad, linking up with counterparts from seven different countries.

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